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Low Birthweight (Sacramento County, 2012)

Percentage of children born at a low weight (under 2,500 grams) in Sacramento County, 2012.

  • African American infants (10.7%) in Sacramento County are twice as likely as White infants (5.1%) to be born at a low weight.
     
  • 10.7% of African American infants in Sacramento County are born at a low weight.
     
  • 6.1% of Latino infants in Sacramento County are born at a low weight.
     
  • 8.6% of Asian and Pacific Islander infants in Sacramento County are born at a low weight.

 

African American

Latino

Native American/
Alaska Native

Asian/
Pacific
Islander

White

Multiracial

Percentage of Low Birthweight Infants, Sacramento County, 2012

10.7

6.1

LNE

8.6

5.1

7.5

As cited on www.kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Footnote: LNE (Low Number Event) refers to data that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 cases in the numerator.

Source: 
Vital Statistics Section, CD-Rom Public Use Birth Files (Low Birthweight), California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics
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